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Che DonniiIcmiic 

Qlass of i g 30 

Normal School, North Adams 


Pictures of Normal School and Taconic Hall 

Foreword . 


Normalogue Staff 

The Faculty 

The Class of 1930 

Class Banquet 

Address to the Juniors 

Class History 

Class Prophecy 

Class Will . 

Class Day . 

Address of \^ elcome 

Ivy Poem . 

Class Song 

Graduation Day Program 

Class Play . 

The Junior Class . 

The Student Council 

The Axis . 

The Glee Club 

The Dramatic Club 

The Reading Club . 

The Women's Athletic Association 

Basketball . 







ECAUSE school days are the best days 
and because they are now at a close, we, 
the class of 1930, publish this year-book, 
our Normalogue, in order that we may keep 
it among our souvenirs to bring back to us 

in years to come recollections of our happy Normal 

School years. 

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E HAD often heard that where music is, 
there friends are, but most of us failed to 
realize the true significance of this until 
we entered "Miss Perry's" classes. 

Through her efforts we have been led to 
see that everything about us can be interpreted in 
music. One can express any mood, thought or emotion 
through this medium. "Miss Perry" has not only helped 
us realize and appreciate this fact, but she has shown 
us how to lead children to understand and express 
this underlying feeling in all good music. 

We have found in "Miss Perry" a true and helpful 
friend in times of need, outside as well as inside classes. 
In fact, she has been an inspiration to all of us. We 
are sorry that the incoming class of 1930 will not 
have an opportunity to work with and be helped by 

Therefore, in order to express in a small measure 
our appreciation for all she has done for us, both con- 
sciously, and unconsciously with her example, we, the 
class of 1930, dedicate this Xortnuloguc to Mrs. Evelyn 
Perry Boyd, our music supervisor; may her married 
life be a blissful one! 



Front row, loft to right: Evelyn Holloway, Christine McLaren, Jessie Elpbinstone, Editor-in-chief; Florence 
Hickey, Beatrice Vary. 

Back row: Marion Larkin, Dorothy McGee, Merle Woodward, Miss Baright, Advisor; Helen-Mae Leibenow, 

Lois Cromack. 

Not in picture: Edith Rosse, Helen Ritchie, Esther Scvclius, Mr. Smith, Advisor. 

Jessie W. Elphinstone 

Hits in ess Man agers 
Lois Cromach 
Esther Sevelius 

Write-up Editors 
Helen Ritchie 
Marion Larkin 
Merle Woodward 

Circulating Editor 
Christine McLaren 

Jokes Editor 
Dorothy McGee 

Florence Hickey 
Evelyn Holloway 

Associate Editors 

Helen Leibenow 
Edith Rosse 

Art Editor 
Beatrice Vary 

Mr. Smith 

Faculty Advisors 

Miss Baright 



©he faculty 



Principal and Teacher of Psychology 

The high standards and ideals of X. A. X. S. have been 
nobly kept before us during our two-years stay here, thru 
the capable leadership of our beloved prineipal, Mr. Smith. 

How could interest possibly lag in his Psychology classes? 
He always had such vivid, interesting illustrations for every 

As the class of 1!)30 leaves the portals of X. A. X. S. it will 
not forget the one who has been so cooperative and encourag- 






Teacher of Primary Methods 

That first day in September when we make our first bow 
to an audience of bright faces is soon to be realized. How 
we have dreaded this realization of our hopes and aspirations! 
This trepidation has been eliminated, however, by one little 
lady, Miss Bishop. In her classes we have pained COnfid< nee 
and knowledge which have helped make us lock forward 
to the future with expectancy. 



Teacher of Primary Reading, Language, 
(i ram mar. English 

Everybody happy? Of course everyone is more than 
happy if she is in Miss Owens' class. Her radiant smile, 
exuberant enthusiasm, beautiful disposition, and optimism 
just permeate everyone. No matter how gray the day, Miss 
Owens always urged us on to better spirits and made us 
feel very ashamed to droop the corners just a little. How 
enjoyable it is to learn under such pleasant surroundings. 
Perhaps, during the busy days in our active schoolrooms we 
shall reminisce and think of our endeared teacher who taught 
us to look for "the silver lining." 



Librarian, Teacher of Library 

Miss Donelson's gentle reproving voice is often heard when 
a group of noisy Seniors "forget" themselves. She has tact 
"plus" and is capable of making people do what she wishes 
without seeming to do so. What would we Seniors have done 
while out teaching w hen we had to have material at a moment's 
notice if Miss Donelson had not been ready to help us? 
"Her deft touch brings forth anything," so to speak. We 
certainly appreciate her helpfulness, cheerfulness and desire 
to be a friend to all of us! 






Principal of Training School, Teacher of Child 
Study, Education, History of Education, Manage- 
ment and Penmanship 

Mr. Holmes is one wlio realizes that, "All work and no 
play makes Jack a dull hoy"; so, he finds time for his piano 
and many of our social functions. 

He is a real friend— always ready to offer a suggestion or 
help,— a teacher of unusual professional growth, forever 
seeking (he latest and best ideas in Education and handing 
them on to others; and we mustn't forget his humor! 

The class of 103(1 wish him the best of success in his chosen 



Teacher of Drawing and Handicraft 

When some of us entered the portals of N. A. N. S., we 
possessed an inferiority complex concerning our Art ability. 
However, because of Miss Pearson's rare ability and gracious 
charm, even the most hopeless of us have seen a ray of hope. 

The class of 1930 "pats itself on the back" when thinking 
of the fine choice for class advisor. A worthy one she lias 
proven to be. After two years of her guiding us through 
the whirlpools <>f perplexities and doubts, we wish to extend 
our sincere appreciation for the many, many helps. 

Il is our wish that many others may have the privilege of 
experiencing the influence of her keen wit and graciousness 
of manner. 



Teacher of Science and Zoology 

"Surer.?.? lir.? not in achieving what yon aim al. 
But in aiming at what yon might to achieve." 

I low vitally important becomes the problem of introducing 
science into schools where principals cling to antique ideas, 
when Mr. Venable's bullet-proof arguments assail us. 

His convincing manner inspires us with proper scientific 
conceptions in regard to the phenomena of nature. In fact, 
we consider it a moral duty to gaze, with outward calm at 
least, on such mere trifles as snakes or wasps in the classroom. 

We shall make an earnest effort to uphold his ideals, even to 
the point of compiling our own courses of study or elementary 
science textbooks, if necessary. 






Teacher of Manual Training 

"The thing thai goes the furthest 
Towards making life north while, 
That costs the least and does the most. 
Is just a pleasant smile." 

A cheery nod and a winning smile as you pass!- how en- 
couraging to doubtful aspirants of the carpentry profession — 
Always ready to lend a helping hand if right angles are not 
right or squared corners are not square. 

Our course would have been incomplete without this added 
touch for we shall always think of it with fond remembrance. 



Teacher of Handwork, San Hal ion. Cooking 
and Soring 

What one of us has not felt that she will be a better teacher 
for having known Miss Sholes? One of our most patient, 
cheerful, and helpful teachers! She has taught us to be better 
people by her example alone. You will always hold a special 
place in our hearts. Miss Sholes. 



Teacher of History, Geography and Economics 

We had as Juniors been looking forward to Economics 
classes with Mr. Eldridgc. Were we disappointed? Cer- 
tainly not. The lively discussions which ensued over various 
problems were most interesting and enlightening. Shall we 
ever forget that memorable trip to Albany and those gay 
hikes to Grevlock? 






Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 

Miss Weston entered N. A. N. S. when we did and mani- 
fested so much enthusiasm in planning hikes and outings 
for us that we immediately felt that she was one of us. How 
much we have enjoyed her "gym" and hygiene classes with 
her cheery voice to guide us! Because of her ever ready 
helpful suggestions, we feel that we shall be better health 
teachers in our own schools. 

The class of 1930 leaves the best of wishes for you, Miss 



Teacher of Rural Education, Supervisor of Ex- 
tension Department, and Rural Dem- 
onstration Schools 

Miss Jenkins is one of our most business-like, yet inspira- 
tion-giving, teachers. Through her wide-awake classes she 
has shown us what opportunities we have for "missionary- 
work" in our own rural schools. We shall miss her worth- 
while and interesting classes, but we know that her tactful 
suggestions when she visits us next year will help and inspire 
us to greater efforts! 


Teacher of Story-Telling, Literature, 
Expression and Ethics 

Some of our happiest moments at N. A. X. S. have been 
spent in Miss Baright's classes. She has carried us into the 
world of our imagination many, many times, away from our 
little every-day troubles; yet if we wanted or needed her 
help she always gave it gladly and plentifully! For example: 
consider our play. Miss Baright was the "making" of it. 

She is a dear friend as well as an excellent teacher to every- 
one of us. Words fail when we try to express our appreciation 
of a teacher like Miss Baright. 







"Come and trip it as yon ijo. 
On a light, fantastic toe." 
A telephone rings! A light tread is heard in the hallway 
followed by the echo of Miss Ferguson's light, cheery voice. 
How countless the services rendered! Especially at the end of 
the month! Her example of conscientious service should 
inspire us to attain higher aims i n our profession. 



House Matron 

"Just to know her is to lore her." 

As "time and tide wait for no man," the hour has come 
when we must bid goodbye to one who has been a real mother 
to us during our two years' stay at Taconic Hall. 

Her ability we shall always admire and would that she give 
ns just a "taste" of it. Pleasant memories, we assure you, 
will always be had of the many happy hours we spent with 
her, and especially of those well planned menus. 

With her help we have grown, found better ideals and learn- 
ed the value of self possession and cooperation. 

May true happiness be, forever, hers. 



Secretary of Extension Department 

It would indeed be a strange day if we were not greeted 
with Miss Allyn's cheerful smile. Some of us have been more 
than fortunate in having her for a teacher too (on Sundays') 

"A gloom-chaser," "one of US," "busy, yet always helpful" 
— such arc the phrases that we, the clas3 of 1930, have coined 
for Miss Allvn. 


THE NORMALOGUE :::::: 1930 



Assistant Matron at Taconic Hall. 

How glad the Seniors were when they returned to find 
"Fran" back. Very soon too the Juniors found a new, true 
friend. "Fran" has filled the position of assistant matron 
very well by being a friend to all. 

1930 :::::: THE NORMALOGUE 

She (Class of 1930 

Class Colors 

Old Rose and Silver 

School Colors 

Golden Yellow 

Class Motto 

Esse quam videre 

Class if lower 

Miss Pearson's Rose 







"She's not a girl you would often hear; 

We've found her trustworthy, studious, sincere.'' 

"Lil" was never rushing around the last minute, trying t<> get her 
work done, but the afternoon before a project was due, "Lil" was oui 
enjoying a walk. "She's not a girl you would often hear — " can well 
lie said of her. 

(ilee Club (1). (8), Reading Club Hi, Vice-President (-2), W. A. 
A. (1), (2), Operetta 




"If she will— she will, and you mar/ depend ont 
Ami if she won't — she won't, anil that's the end on't." 

Betty hails from the big city of Petersham and at Hist we expected 
her to lie a missionary. Cheerfully she does her work and no matter 
how heavy the task, .she is at all times ready to command and deter- 
mined to clo her duty. 

Reading Club (i), Axis Staff (2), Assembly Committee (2), W. \ V 
(1), c-' 



"/ profess not talking; let each man do his best." 

The tole of the dignified baron in our class play was surely fitted for 
quiet Grace. 

Nevertheless, as our basketball center she clearly showed us that 
actions speak louder than words. 

There is a rumor prevailing, however, that Gracie is not always 
"quiet as a lamb" in the sanctuary of Room 25. 

Basketball ill, (2), Operetta (2), Dramatic Club (1\ (2), Glee 
Club (2), Axis Staff (2), Class Play. W. A. A. (1), • 


Best Dancer 
"Naomi, the merry; Naomi, the moody: 
Naomi, the pretty maid of Normal." 

Who at Normal will forge 1 Naomi's ever changing moods? 

One is allured by Naomi's sunny smile when she is whiling away 

happy hours on the dance floor. 

Naomi is a student of no little ability and one who surely made a 
hit as the leading ladv of our class play. 

Vice-President Drama Club H), (2), (ilee Club (2), Operetta (2), 
Class Play, YY. A. A. (1), (2). 







Prettiest-Quieti si 

"My hoots and heart 
Musi never purl." 

So dainty and petite is "Thel." She made hooks her friends, and 
seemed to especially enjoy reading. If we chanced to look for her, we 
wen- about certain to Hud Bee too except on weekends. If "Thel" 

missed Bee, then there were her many other friends, and good I ks 

to take her far away, 

Axis Business Manager (2), Dramatic Club, Secretary (2), Reading 



"But one there was who waxed beyond the rest." 

" \inie" has made quite a reputation for herself along scholastic 
lines. How many times have we heard "Ask Anne Chase, she's always 
prepared"? Some of us would he tempted to rest on our laurels with 
our position so secure, hut not "Annie". However, we wouldn't think 
of designating her as a grind for she's very active in other things. We 
won't forget what a charming "Phyllis" she made in our operetta. 

We know you'll succeed, Anne. 

Student Council (2), Axis Stall' (1), Assembly Committee (1), 
Operetta (2), Chairman of Assembly Committee (2), (dee Club (1), (2), 

Secretary of Glee Club (2), Dramatic Cluh (2). 




'7'iV the song you sing and the smile you wear, 
Thai makes the sun shine everywhere." 

('arm's enthusiasm shines through her brown eyes, now serious 
and thoughtful, now bubbling over with uncontrolled mirth. 

Can we ever forget how ('arm rushes, studies games and people? 
However, she always manages to get there. 

(dec Cluh (1), Dramatic Cluh 111. (2), Glee Cluh President (2), 
Operetta I 2), Axis Stall' (1), W. A. A. (1), (2). 


"(iiii may be little, yet she is wise; 
"Tor nothing escapes her bright, blue eyes." 

No! only in ability to shoot baskets hut in all lines of spoils, Gert 
Was a high scorer. Added to this, her sense of humor and genuine friend- 
liness will make her a high scorer in life. 







"Frer generous in deed, 
"And thoughtful to others." 

One always knows what t<> expect of Lois; she has such poise, and such 
an even temper. She's frank, as her lovely brown eyes seem to tell you. 
Lois can do such a Dumber of things, too. Will we ever forget the 
haughty "Duke" with his full deep voice and portly manner? You 
can tell from the activities she participated in, that Lois has varied 

House Council (1), (2), Glee Club (1), (2), Treasurer, Basketball 
(1), (2), Operetta, Normalogue, Business Manager. 

"De Mark" 


"For if .she will, she irill. 
You may depend on I, 
And if she won't, she won't 
So there's an end on't." 

Irene came to usfrom thelocalhigh school. We don't know whether 
or not it was the fault of the school, but anyhow someone made a fine 
job of her. She always has an idea for something and also knows just 
how it should be carried out. She's sure to make a good teacher. 

W. A. A. (1), (2), Dramatic Club— Treasurer (2), Glee Club, \V. 
A. A. Point Secretary (2), Operetta, Normalogue Staff (2). 




"Just to be helpful, just to be true. 
Just to be glad the whole day through." 

"Dot" 's one girl who isn't very noisy, but she's one whom we missed 
when she w r asn't around. Here's another senior who spent almost all 
her week-ends at home. While she was here, she never forgot a cheery 
"hello" for evervone. 

W. A. A. (1), (2), Reading Club (1), (2). 




' Pink are her checks, and gold her hair, 
A jollier girl you'll find nowhere. 

Always modest and unassuming, Margaret has gained a place in 
the life of her companions which will always remain her own. 

House Council (1), Secretary of Reading Club (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 


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"She U as wise as she is fair" 

All hail to "Jet"! She surely has done her bit for '30. Aside from 
an important role in the operetta, she performed in the class play with 
notable success. But that isn't all— as editor-in-chief of the Axis 
she discharged her duty so well that we gave her the honor (and work) 
of editing our class book. All this she has done when she hasn't been 
championing the cause of the negro. You deserve a vote of thanks, 
Jet, and that's probablv all you will get 'cause we're Scotch, too. 

Glee Club (1), (1), Axis (1), Editor (2), Fire Captain (1), Editor 
of Normalogue (2), Class Play (2), Operetta (2), Basketball (1), W. A. A. 
(1), (2), Girl Scout Club (1). 




"Cheerfulness and gocd-wili make labor light." 

I guess this quotation is true all right — "El" is our proof positive. 
She's surely made a lot of friends among the class of '30 in the one short 
year she's been w ith us. We won't forget you, "El." 



"True to her word, her work, and her friends." 

Alice has given us good proof of the quotation. As chairman of 
the finance committee she kept her accounts well, and when she said 
she'd do a thing she did it. When we say Alice we think of "Jo," then 
Kay, and Lil — the list would be too long, but "the more the merrier." 

Finance, Chairman (2), Reading Club (1), (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), 
Basketball (1), (2). 



Most Likely to Succeed 
"Born for success she seemed 
With grace to win, with heart to hold." 

Words seem to fail to describe "Dot." Think what a girl should 
In-. She is that. 

Student Council (1,) School Social Committee (1,) Chairman (2), 
Dramatic Club (1), (2), Class Vice-President (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), 
Class History. 






"Upon a woman one must wait an hour." 

Mary used to make us all quite envious by strolling into class late. 
Isn't it nice to have the trolley ear on which to blame your tardiness? 
Whatever will you do next year if you don't commute? You surely 
helped us to "appreciate" the life of a commuter. Speaking of apprecia- 
tions we won't forget Mary garbed as a Polish lass crooning Polish sorgs 
in our geography class. Lots of luck to you! 

Dramatic Club. 




"Silence brings friendships." 

"Migs" attended X. A. X. S. before we entered her classic halls, 
but was absent while we spent our first year here. However she de- 
cided she would like to graduate with a good class so she joined '30. 
We're glad you did "Migs," and we hope you won't forget us. 

House Council (1). 



"Wisdom goes not always by years." 

Grace just joined our class at the beginning of our last year, but 
it didn't take us long to become acquainted with her. She proved 
herself a worthy asset when she won for herself an "A" in teaching: 
also when she demonstrated her skill in the lunch room as a cook. We 
didn't all benefit from the latter, but perhaps her children next year 
will receive hot lunches as a result of her experience. Lots of luck. 

Reading Club, W. A. A. 



"Better than gold is the thinking mill,!." 

Here is our "Flick"! An athlete of no little ability, a good student 
and an excellent organizer. We expect to hear of great triumphs ac- 
complished bv her. 

Reading Club (1), Reading Club President (2), Axis Staff (2), Nor- 
mnlogne Staff (2), Fire Captain (2), Basketball (1), Class Play, W. A. A. 





NEWTON, mass. 

"Studious, ambitious, athletic is she, 
Always successful may she be." 

Evelyn, although quiet, does her work well and is always ready to 

Our athletics, dramatics, and scholastic standards have been more 
than successful because of Evelyn's enthusiasm and ability. 

Student Council (2), Normalogue Staff (2), Basketball (1), (2), 
Reading Club (1), Dramatic Club (2), Class Play, W. A. A. (1). (2). 


Most attractive 
"Oh, why should life all labor be?" 

"Tweet" never let school interfere with her pleasures. She just 
seemed to breeze in and breeze out again, and last period was scarcely 
over before "Tweet's" car was sailing flown Church Street loaded 
with Xornialites. We hope that on life's highway she won't encounter 
any bumps like the one at the foot of the school driveway. 

Dramatics (1). 




"Just let her smile snd your cares trill depart." 

Possessed of irrepressible good nature and a genuine and genial 
gift for comradeship "Kay" has cultivated the happy faculty of rippling 
with inward laughter. 

We envv her pupils. 

House Council (1), (2), Basketball (1), Reading Club (1), (2), 
W. A. A. Secretary (2), \Y. A. A. (1), (2). 



"She was a careless, fearless girl 

A nd she matte hrraiistre: plain." 

How could we have gone through Normal School without Ellen to 
brighten our classes. Did you ever hear Ellen say "I don't know"? 
1 guess not! She was always ready to express her opinion in class even 
in the face of such an adversary as Mr. Holmes. "Miss Lafave, what 
would you do if a child said to you 'I won't'?" "And you told him, 
didn't you, Ellen?" 

You have the best wishes of the class, Ellen. 

W. A. A. (1), (2). 





Liveliest, Rest Athlete 
"To almost anything could she turn her hand." 
Did you ever sec "Mil" when she wasn't doing something? She's 
(lexer, too. We shall never forget "'Lewis" and his attempts to prove 
that a letter onee put in the post belongs to the sender. 

Student Council (1), Basketball, Captain (1), (2), Dramatie Club 
(1), (2), W. A. A. (1), President (2), Class Play, Norrnalogue Staff. 


Best Disposition 
"A sunny disposition is her treasure." 

Pirates had to dig for treasure, the story books tell us; but Georgia 
has a treasure in her personality. We're sure that her pupils will find 
sehool a pleasant place to be. The world would indeed be a place of 
disappointments were it not for girls like Georgia. We're glad she came 
to N. A. N. S. 

W. A. A. (1), (2), Point Committee (1), Girl Scout Club (1), Cor- 

"Helen Mae" 

Most Businesslike, Most Dignified 
" I ndustrious, friendly, and kind, 
A girl with a sensible mind." 

That's Helen. When there was anything to be done or that should 
be done, we could always count on Helen to see it through. An excel- 
lent planner. If we wanted sympathy, she gave it; if we craved fun, 
she brought it with her. We couldn't find a more encouraging, friendly 
girl in the dorm than "Helen Mae", and we shall always remember her 
with the kindest affection. 

Girl Scout Club (1), Basketball (1), (2), House President (2), Stu- 
dent Council (2), Normalogue, Associate Editor (2). 


"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." 

Mary has endeared herself to the hearts of her many friends at 
N. A. N. S. with her pleasant smile and quiet manner. We shall always 
think of her as a real friend and an earnest student. 

Glee Club Librarian (1), Glee Club (1), (2), Social Committee (1), 
W. A. A. (1), (2). 







Most Carefree, Wittiest, Jolliest 

"Light of heart and bright of face; 
The daughter of a merry race." 

Always ready for a good time, happy-go-lucky, care-frea, and a 
good comrade. She always liked to contribute her share of worldly 
wealth to the loeal theatres, especially on "gym" days; but she says 
"It's educational, you know." 

Axis Staff (2), Normalogue Staff (2), Class Prophecy (2), W. A. A. 
(1), (2). 


"Modesty has more charms than beauty." 

Mary is another one of those individuals who helps support the 
Berkshire Street Railway. Every morning she comes all the way from 
Adams to frequent Normal Hall. Mary is one of the "Mc's" which 
are so bothersome (I mean the names not the individuals) to some of 
our instructors. 

You have the best wishes of the class, Marv. 

Glee Club (1), (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



".4 woman's strength is in her tongue." 

Wherever there's an argument going on trust Connie to be in the 
midst of it. She always hits the nail on the head and always manages to 
get the last word without also getting a flood of tears from her opponent 
as often happens in a "friendly" argument when Connie isn't taking part. 
We're sure that Connie'll get along in life as long as she's engaged in a 
profession where "the gift of the gab" is an asset. 

Publicity Committee (2), Glee Club (2), Operetta (2), Dramatic 




"Her voice ever soft, gentle and loir, 
An excellent thing in woman." 

"Chris" is the girl who comes from Rriggsville every day, and was 
one of the lunch room contingent that was always having spreads, and 
making the lookers-on quite jealous until they began to follow the ex- 
ample set. "Chris" is always willing to do her part, and she doesn't 
grumble to everyone while she's doing it. You're sure to succeed 

Glee Club (2), Axis Staff (2), Normalogue Staff (2), Chairman of 
Lunch Room Committee (2). 





Most Popular, Best All-Bound Girl, Best Friend to Everyone. 

"Here is a girl we shall never forget; 
If .she has an equal ire' re not seen her yet." 
All hail to the all-round girl of the class! A princess in disguise, 
and a friend to everyone! 

She's iiv on every thing because there isn't anything she can't do. 
Class President (1), (2), Dramatic Club Hi, (2), Basketball H I, (2), 
Student Council (1), (2), Glee Club (2), Operetta (2), Class Day Speaker 
(1), (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), 


"Her mirth the world required." 

Truly, the girls who can calmly greet each day, with its trials, are 
lucky. In this group "Kay" belongs. We couldn't help noticing that 
twinkle in her eyes that made US feel that she must be thinking of some- 
thing pleasant. Kay will make those around her feel happy because 
she is that. We spoke of her mirth. If you were with her much at 
N. A. N. S., you found that her speech voiced the thoughts in her laugh- 
ing Irish eyes. 

W. A.' A. (1), (2), Reading Club (1), (2), Glee Club (2), Operetta. 

"Vi", "Mitchie" 

"// is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends." 

"Vi" has plenty of friends, so we know the rest is true. She was 
glad with US, sad with us, but never mad with us. Wasn't it fun to be 
with her when she was thrilled, though ! J 

Girl Scout Club, Secretary (1) Axis Alumni Editor (2), Basket ball 
(1), (Archery). 



"In everything we plan or do. 
She's a good sport through and through." 

Mrs. Newell was always so ready to help with word or deed in school 
and out. When we were teaching, how we envied her experience! Didn't 
we have fun at sports practice? We're glad she could lie with us this 
last year. The best of lucky, and happiness ever. 

W. A. A. (2). 


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".I sunny disposition is her treasure." 

"Gym." is "Pete's" favorite subject, into which she puts her whole 
heart and soul, and the side she plays on is sure to have a "head start." 
Nothing ever ruffles her tranquility either; she is bound to come out on 
top with such a disposition. 

Basketball (1), (2), Head of Sport.- (2), Girl Scouts (-2), Athletic 

Conference (2), W. A. A. (1), (2)j Representative to Fitchburg A. A. 
< lonvention (2). 




Most Cheerful 
" The joy of youth and health her eyes displayed. 
And ease of heart her every loot; conveyed." 
Did someone ask who the girl with the dark curls and sparkling eyes 
is? That's Curly, dispeller of gloom. Some looks were not so joyous, 
though, for she was a worker, and often there was much to do. Rut 
we love her best for her pep and fun. 

Axis Jokes Editor ( 1 ), Girl Scouts (2), Basketball (1),W. A. A. (1), (2), 
Dorm Social Committee. Chairman (2). 


"Peg", "Peggy" 


"I laugh not at another's loss, 
I grudge not at another's gain." 

Peggy may seem quiet bat she doesn't miss a trick; do you, Peg? 
'Man" dances always find her on hand, as do all other social events. 
You'll be missed next year Peggy, and we envy those little children 
who'll have you for a teacher. We know you'll never be irritable, 

Reading Club (1), Librarian (1), Operetta (2), Glee Club (1), (2), 
Dramatic Club (2). 



Rest Dressed 
"/ would rather be small and shine 
Than be large and east a shadow." 

Alice is here, Alice is there — she's everywhere: but where is she!' 
How this young lady does love to visit during study hour! 
As the baroness in our class play — Alice surely did shine. 
Axis Staff (1), Glee Club (1), Class Play, YV. A. A. Hi. {-2). 






"To know her well is to like her better." 

What has "Piercy" been to us? Such a number of good qualities 
we could ascribe to her! To be brief we tell only a few: sympathy, 
frankness, loyaltv, and friendliness. \Ye are better for knowing her. 

W. A. A. (1), Treasurer (2), Girl Scout Club (1), Glee Club (1), 
'-2), Operetta. 



"Life is too short to waste." 

'Sue" is one of those imperturable individuals who can accept the 
advent of a flat tire as nonchalantly as if she were about to light a murad. 
Her Ford adds to the traffic problem at N. A. X. S. and will be missed 
next year as well as its owner. 

"Sue" will be remembered as the girl with modern ideas on certain 
subjects (not psychology either). N'est-ce-pas, "Sue"? 

Social Committee (2), Glee Club (2), Operetta (2). 


"Good and true and jolly, too." 

Gifted with a winning personality, Pete has proven herself a reliable 
associate, a jolly classmate and a clever student. Success is bound to 

Basketball (1), (2), Dramatic Club (1), (2), President of Dramatic 
Club (2), Operetta (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



"Delightful task! To rear the tender thought 
To teach the young idea how to shoot." 

Daisy's another girl whose experience in teaching we rather envied. 
We hope she'll enjoy her next school, too, and that she'll have just as 
manv amusing incidents now as before in teaching. 

W. A. A. ill, (2), Basketball Section Team. 






"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall and most divinely fair." 

In "The Dream of Fair Women" Helen certainly proved herself 
worthy of this quotation. 

Helen's generosity and obliging ways give us reason to doubt 
her Scotch Ancestry. 

If mingled qualities of sound judgment, ready wit and an amiable 
disposition beget, success — we are not solicitious of her future. 

Publicity Committee (1), (2), Assembly Committee (1), Class 
Secretary (2), Glee Club (2), Dramatic Club (2\ Normalogue Staff (2), 
Operetta (2), Class History, Student Council (1), W. A. A. (1), (2). 


Most Original 

"Thou wit, fun and fire." 

"Edie" is a wonder, and she is original — whether it be impersona- 
ting people — or getting into mischief. 

Her clever acting as Peter in our class play certainly amused every- 
one. We know, too, that some day she will be a composer and that 
we'll all be singing her songs. 

Assembly Committee (2), Dramatic Club (2), Glee Club (2), 
Operetta (ft). Axis Staff (2), Normalogue Staff (2), Address to Juniors (2), 
Class Play, Social Committee (1), W. A. A. (1). 




"She has two eyes, so soft and blue, take care! 
She gives a glance and looks at you, beware." 

Chug, chug, chug. Here comes Mary Clare lumbering up the drive- 
way. Beg pardon, I mean Mary Clare's car of course. Perhaps when 
Mary's as old as her Studehaker that adjective might be applied to 
her gait. Never mind, "Kewpie", we were always willing enough to 
ride in your car, weren't we? 

She'll probably be driving somebody else's car before long. At 
any rate we have a feeling that she won't be a school-ma'am for many 

Class Will (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



"Trusty, dusky, vivid, true 
Steel true and blade straight." 

There are so many things to say about "Del", let's make it like her, 
short, sweet and neat, and sav — just perfect. 
Class Secretary (1), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



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"Full "f wise sans and mcdcrn instances." 

Here's the scholar of our class! Hut although Esther is one of 
those fortunate individuals who can apply herself to a task and emerge 
with the desired result (an "A" in teaching for instance), -lie not seldom 
applies herself to having a good time. She also finds a place for extra- 
curricula activities we won't forget Esther's dramatic ability. We 
won't forget you either. Esther! 

Dramatic Club (1), ('2), Business Manager of Normalogue (2), 
Axis Staff (2), Secretary of House Council (2), Senior Play, W. A. A. 
(1), (2), Basketball (1). 



"Worry and I have never met.'' 

That's how "Betsy" always seemed to us. We couldn't mention 
her without telling about her yodel, a unique addition to the accomp- 
lishments of 1030. Her yodelling we did appreciate, and also her fre- 
quent visits to our rooms, for she was an unchanging pal to all. 

House Council, Vice-President (2), Operetta, Glee Club (2), Read- 
ing Club (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



"Beuare of quiet girls, they spring surprises." 

That is, if you don't like happy surprises. Hut we do, and our lik- 
ing for them was once gratified when Mollie first gave us some of her 
recitations. Remember our parties!' And Greylock? It was delight- 
ful entertainment, Mollie. 

W. A. A. (1), (2), Girl Scout Club (1), Dramatic Club 




"Women are never at a loss for words." 

Lillian is a model student. Mr. Holmes used to use her as a 
model in penmanship a model of excellence in handwriting, and in 
hand wii ting position. Never mind position isn't everything in life, 
although the seniors consider one a very desirable thing to acquire. 
We know vou'll get a good one and feel sure that you'll make the most 
of it. 

Glee Club (2), Operetta (2), Dramatic Club (2), Normalogue Staff (2). 


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"/ like fun and I like jokes 
'Bout as much as most of folks." 

Being the principal's niece isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it "Rube"? 
Since the news was whispered about the first day of school much has been 
expected from Ruby. However, she has managed to live up to every- 
body's expectations, and has distinguished herself on every hand — es- 
pecially scholastically and dramatically. She surely added humor to 
our operetta when she performed as Harkins, and she certainly played 
her role in the senior play admirably, but then, "Rube" does every- 
thing well, don't you, "Rube?" 'lake penmanship, f'r' instance. 

Class Vice-President (1), Glee Club (1), (-Z), Operetta (2), Dramatic 
Club (1), (2), Class Play (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), Student Council (2), 
Publicity < Committee (2). 


"Her ways were nays of loveliness." 

Artistic, charming "Bee"! She has that "something" which 
makes girls want to know her better. We didn't hear the boys say 
anything about it, but we do know that every Friday "Bee" went 
home and we didn't see her until Sunday night or even Monday morning. 
"Bee" wouldn't tell you, but she sings very nicely. We know, because 
we remember her as "Belle" in the "Bells of Beaujolais." We feel lucky 
knowing her. 

Axis Art Editor (2), Class Treasurer (1), (2), Glee Club (1), (2), 
Reading Club (2), House Council (2), Operetta, Normalogue, Class 



Cutest, Most Willing 
"Efficient manner, eyes that smile; 
Helpful, willing, all the while." 
"Clickity -click down the hall!! There goes "Jo"! Did you ever 
see such a busybody!-' Everyone likes our "Jo" because she likes every- 
body. Who could be blue with her happy ways to cheer us? "Jo" 
may be small, but oh, my! She lives up to every word, in the quotation, 
and then some! 

Axis (-2), W. A. A. (2), Glee Club (2), Reading Club (2), Operetta, 
Senior Play, Girl Scout Club (1). 

"Whit", "Ev" 

"Life's one long, jolly laugh." 

Giggle, giggle! Of course! It's "Ev" coming down the hall. 
Even Mrs. Nan's gentle reprimands cannot silence that laugh. We 
hope your sense of humor won't desert you when you embark on your 
teaching profession— 'cause then it often proves a help in time of trouble. 

But speaking of "Ev" we mustn't forget what a nifty man she made 
in our operetta, and in our senior play — what a maid! We feel sure she'll 
make as good a schoolma'am, too. 

Glee Club (1), (2), Senior Plav, Operetta (2), W. A. A. (1), (2), Basket- 
ball (1). 






Most sympathetic, Most loyal, Most helpful to school 
"And virtues hath she many more 
Than I with pen hare skill to show." 
Tall, dignified, charming, friendly — hut I mustn't go on enumera- 
ting Merle's attributes or this write up would sound too much like a 
popular song and would probably end up with "Lovable and Sweet.'' 
We all showed our "discriminating judgment'" when we chose 
Merle as the president of our student council for. she surely has fulfilled 
that important office in a most commendable manner. 

We're sure Merle will meet as large a measure of success in her chosen 

President of Student Council (2), New York Convention (2), 
House Council (1), Normal Staff (2), Basketball (1), Glee Club (1), (2), 
Girl Scout Club (1), Operetta (2). Ivy Poem (2), W. A. A. (1), (2). 



''She's not a girl you often hear. 
We're found her athletic, studious, sincere." 

Ellen is one of our quiet girls whom we all like very much. Even 
though she is quiet we have found her to be a fine sport. All of us wish 
her the best of luck in her career. 

Glee Club (1), (2). 



"Street arc the thoughts thai savor of content; 

The quiet wind is richer than a crown" 

Hose is one of the girls who appears to have a quiet mind in that 
she does not have a great deal to say, but she has the richer crown than 
most of us. 



Most industrious 
"The results proclaim the worker." 
It's nice to find a girl who can put so much of her time and energy 
into the enjoyment of work well-done as Marie does. But there is such 
a wealth of knowledge that no one person can ever acquire it all. Al- 
though here at N. A. N. S. we have been extremely busy, we have all 
found time for our friends, and we've found that the best time of all. 
Think more of recreation, Marie, and we feel that you won't regret it. 




(Class iBmtqttrt 

A FTER long and heated discussions in elass meetings we decided to hold our banquet 
at the Williams Inn where a very satisfying menu awaited eager classmates. 


Fruit Cocktail 
Celery Olives 

Consomme Pritaniere 
Roast Stuffed Turkey Cranberry Sauce 
Mashed Potato 
Pineapple and Cheese Salad 
Vanilla Ice Cream 
Assorted Cake 
Demi Tasse 


Class History 

Class Prophecy 

Class Will 



Carmen Cicchetti 




Mollie Stratton 


To Mr. Smith 

To Miss Pearson 

To Miss Perry 

To Miss Baright 

To Mrs. Smith 

To Mrs. Van Etten 

To Faculty 

To School 

To Class Officers 

To the Class of 1931 

To the Future 

To the House-President 

To the President of the Student Council 

To the Class President 

Esther Sevelius 

Beatrice Vary 

Carmen Cicchetti 

Marion Larkin 

Doris Fuller 

Helen Liebenow 

Florence Hickey 

Merle W r oodward 

Dorothy McGee 

Helen Ritchie 

Ruby Totman 

Jessie Elphinstone 

Marion Larkin 

Merle Woodward 





Adeline Sermini Katherine Kelly 


Doris Fuller, Chairman Carmen Cicchetti 

Mollie Stratton 


Grace Blodgett, Chairman Beatrice Vary 

Helen Liebenow 


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jVftiiressi to ttj£ Sitntars 

' 'E* DUCATIOX is life," so we have all heard from various — I mean nearly all of our 
faculty members — and we agree, education is life at N. A. N. S. 

What a life we have led at X. A. X T . S. for the past two years! Last year as mere Jun- 
iors doing our utmost to imitate our coveted Seniors, but this year being coveted — I im- 
agine — by our dear, new Junior sisters. 

From the first day of school, way back in the year 1929 we've had a perfectly delightful 
educational life with our Juniors. 

I dare say, none of you almost-Senior-Juniors can possibly comprehend the reverential, 
respectful, soulful apartment that you occupy in the heart of each elder Senior, and even 
if you have not clearly seen the open kindly attitude that each Senior has had, remember 
that that little apartment has been reserved for you during your stay with us. 

Remember the trials and tribulations which you have experienced during your stay 
here, and the kind, sympathetic treatment extended to you in your hours of darkness 
by your Seniors — and so — take heed, Juniors j nd "do unto others as others have done unto 
you," next year. You Juniors hav.? certainly followed this saying, thus far. May I 
enumerate instances of your real cooperative spirit. 

At the serious, all-important social events of the year — The Man Dances — your at- 
tendance and willingness to help have been especially worthy of mention. 

The keen, vigorous manner in which you have undertaken sports activities has been 
excellent. I really must mention the notable labors of Helen Whitney, Margaret Hicks, 
and Dorothy Stockwell. 

The basketball team of the Juniors has been a formidable group and proved itself to be 
a worthy opponent. 

Not only have you ever-forward-looking-Juniors accomplished promising features 
in the above mentioned activities, but you have aided the various clubs in presenting 
performances which required skill and steadfast assistance. "The Operetta," and "Dram- 
atic Club Play," are some fine results which were made possible by your excellent coopera- 

And then, not so very long ago, arose the cry from the Seniors concerning aid in mak- 
ing the Class Play a success. Surely enough up rose you able-bodied Juniors, true to your 
colors and readily answered the call in a most sisterly and gracious manner. 

A mong your fine contributions during the year, I must not forget to mention the good 
form in which Assembly Programs have been presented by our fellow workers — many com- 
pliments are due you for your helpful suggestions and ideas. 

Although I have mentioned a number of outstanding proofs of your loyalty and good 
will in all the work which you did, I have merely given an inkling as to the real work which 
you accomplished. 

In closing may I state that the Junior Class of 1929-1930 has been one of the above-the 
average-classes as to helpfulness, loyalty, cooperation and kindliness. In behalf of the 
Senior Class, may I say that we Seniors have experienced a great joy in our short stay with 
you at N. A. X. S., and extend congratulations to such a sure-to-gain-success Class. 

We deplore that we must soon depart, and leave you behind, but we shall always 
remember you. 

I'm sure a class of your standard needs little advice so I shall again repeat "do unto 
others as you would have others do unto you." 

We, the class of 1930, extend its best wishes to you, the Class of 1931. 

Edith Rosse 

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Class Histonj 1328-23 

CEPTEMBER 11, 1928. Forecast: Hopeful. "The Spirit of X. A. \. S. 30" left its 
hangar to embark on a hop to the land of knowledge and the city of realization of am- 
bition. Pilot Smith was on hand, and was very frank at the outset telling the prospective 
passengers the perils of the journey in order that the faint-hearted might yet withdraw 
should they believe themselves unsuited to the atmosphere at the point of debarkation, 
the field of teaching. Contrary to most passengers taking off for the first time the new 
occupants of "The Spirit of N. A. N.S. '30" were not at all timid and were on the whole a 
most sophisticated crowd , although they were rather a queer assortment of types. Seasoned 
travelers who had flown in the air ship the previous year considered their younger associates 
a rather disrespectful lot, and not at all aweful of their austere presence. 

September 15, 1928. Forecast: Calm with rising temperature. Passing over the 
sea of acquaintance into the port of friendship sped the plane. The first social event, the 
little sister party, took place and was a notable success. 

October 14, 1928. Forecast: Rising winds. The plane landed at the foot of Grey- 
lock as some of the passengers were desirous of hiking on terra firma once again. At intro- 
duction rock, half way up the mountain, the party reste I while everyone learned who was 
who among the group and why. The next stop, long anticipated, was the summit where 
the ravenous crowd devoured everything that was placed before them (and more too) 
before returning. 

October 26, 1928. Forecast: Dark and howling winds. "The Spirit of N. A. N. S. '30" 
passed over a battle field where flying witches were combatting fluttery ethereal ghosts. 
Some of the latter mistaking our plane for one of the former seized us and we were in their 
hands the rest of the evening. When they found that it was a case of mistaken identity 
they remained and entertained us most charmingly, though in their own spooky way. 

November 23, 1928. Forecast: Blustery winds tempered with sudden qualms. 
A landing was made for the purpose of allowing visitors of the male species to inspect the 
plane. A dance was held in honor of the occasion, and the first evidence of shyness was 
evinced by the younger passengers, who, on the whole, kept in the background. 

December 14, 1928. Forecast: Light flurries of excitement. Whether one be on the 
ground or in the air, Christmas comes around every year; and Christmas must be fittingly 
observed. The passengers of "The Spirit of N. A. N. S., '30" found gifts which had been 
concealed for them in all sorts of places in the gym, and Santa Claus had filled the eornicopia 
which had been painstakingly made under the direction of Miss Pearson. Local talent 
presented a most interesting program, and pushing passengers instigated games for everyone. 

December 21, 1928. Forecast: Breezes. Singing of carols was in order before day- 
break. The plane descended in order that its occupants might dispense Christmas cheer 
to eager (or otherwise) listeners. 

February 25, 1929. Forecast: Sudden showers followed by a frost. Reports of the 
progress of the individual passengers were distributed. 

February 26, 1929. Forecast: Whirlwinds. A forced landing was made. A dance 
was scheduled, but those ever essentials — Men — were amon? the missing, hence the forced 
landing to get a supply for the evening. Moderate success in the undertaking is reported. 

March 17, 1929. Forecast: Clear with twinkling stars. Not idle had been the oc- 
cupants of "The Spirit of N. A. N. S., '30". Tonight the results of their efforts along musi- 


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cal linos were demonstrated in their presentation of an original dramatization of "The 
Nut Cracker Suite." 

April 1(5, 1929. Forecast: Breath of Springtime. The third outstanding social event 
of the trip took place when a number of stowaways presented themselves. The younger 
passengers were becoming as bold as their sisters in inviting men to dance with them. 

May 29, 1929. Forecast: Jumping temperature. In order to show off their prowess 
as athletes and teachers of physical education a field day was held when everyone took 
part. This of course necessitated an audience and an audience demanded a landing. Thus 
"The Spirit of N. A. N. S., '30" landed on the field of play. 

May 27, 1929. Forecast: Invigorating winds. Before starting off again the pas- 
sengers decided to have one grand spree. The older crowd separated from the rest and 
feasted lavishly in the land of plenty. Not to be outdone the Juniors held a banquet 
in the adjoining town where gaiety held sway. 

June 13, 1929. Forecast: Foggy followed by a cyclone in the evening. The day 
when the senior members of the party waxed eloquent about their travels in "The Spirit 
of N.A. N. S., '30" had arrived. They weren't like "Lindy". From their plane "The Spirit 
of Romance," there transferred, in the evening, to "The Spirit of N. A. N. S., '30" an army 
of valient Beau Brummels which quite subdued the occupants of the latter plane. How- 
ever they were willing victims. 

June 14, 1929. Forecast: Clear followed by showers. The destination of the senior 
members was reached. Although some of the younger members would also have alighted 
they were prevented from so doing by the quick take-off of the plane. They were not yet 
ready to leave. They had not yet covered the ground the seniors had. They must bide 
their time; and in the meantime rest in vacation land. 

Helen Ritchie 


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Class Htstonj 1929 -3D 

A FTER a stay of two months in Vacationland, necessitated by the need of repairs and 

fresh supplies of energy, the good airship, "Spirit of N. A. N. S. 1930" started on the 
last half of its flight for the Field of Teaching. 

September 11. Weather: Warm and clear. Met friendly, favorable winds bearing 
hearty greetings from all our crew-mates and instructors. Messages exchanged with the 
Junior flyers. Crew in jovial mood. 

October 25. Weather: Cloudy and black. Landed for one night in Witcherydom. 
Junior spirits gave a special party previous to their regular Hallowe'en celebration for our 
benefit after which all the crew returned in good order. The only misfortune was that 
the skeleton in the ship's chest that was borrowed to give spectral -atmosphere for the 
occasion, returned in a highly decorated condition. The crew's nerves were none too good 
the next day because of their harrowing experiences in a noisome tunnel. 

November 22. Weather: Changeable, varying winds and moods. Crew highly 
excited. Dance on board ship to which MEN are invited. Great scarcity of this commod- 
ity recorded. Finally, one of the specie is produced for every desirous collector and shipped 
express. All material arrived intact and gave satisfaction for the evening. Everybody happy. 

December 13. Weather: Clear and crisp. Descended to assist Spirit of Christmas 
by singing carols and speaking in its favor. Spirit of Christmas expressed appreciation 
by filling our stockings to the top at Christmas time. 

December 31. Weather: Promising for future. Descended on 1930 Field for party. 
All returned in good health except 1929 who died suddenly at exactly 12 o'clock midnight. 

January 25. Weather: Snowy and cold. Crew restless, anxious to try land legs 
again. Doctor Weston ordered all out for sleigh ride. Great rejoicing, especially when 
mess was announced. 

February 7. Weather: Clear. Heard the "Bells of Beaujolais" and landed to get 
our bearings. Crew lost their heads and frolicked with the village youths and maidens. 
Discipline all gone. Those villages are regular sirens. They should be coached and direct- 
ed by Miss Perry. 

February 14. Weather: Breath-taking and heart-stirring. Crew again out of hand. 
That animal rare to the "Spirit of N. A. N. S. 1930" again descended in our midst. Cupid 
also present. Great havoc. Our crew lost all sense of propriety and danced with absolute 
strangers from the fourcorners of Massachusetts. Acquaintances were quickly made and 
invitations immediately followed. Devastating mortality. Many others sustained sprain- 
ed hearts. 

May 16. Weather: Puzzling. Crew all excited about "A Scrap of Paper." Miss 
Baright responsible for the success of the plot. Some of the crew found to be excellent 
actors. Chief conspirators given flowers and all received congratulations. 

May 23. Weather: Warm! Crew reviewed on Campus by Miss Weston and citi- 
zens of North Adams. Training school and Junior flyers also inspected. Exhibition of 
drills, stunts and interpretive dancing followed. Crew very warm and ready for refresh- 
ments, but none came. Doesn't do to pamper them. 

May 28. Weather: Appetizing. Crew and instructors gathered together in Williams 
Inn for the last mess where all are present. Appetites and expectations great. The for- 
ward looking ones already see their allotted places in the Field of Teaching, but we near- 
sighted ones catch glimpses only of Class Day and the Prom. All reports considered and 
calculations made, it is reckoned that Teaching Field will be reached on Friday, June 13. 
Three cheers for the good airship "Spirit of N. A. N. S. 1930," her brave instructors and her 
officers ! 38 Doris Fuller 

1930 : : : : : : THE NORMALOGUE 

(Class Proplt^ca 

f\NCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary 
^^^ Over many an interesting and curious volume of Normal lore — 
While I nodded nearly napping, suddenly there came a tramping 
As of someone loudly stamping, stamping on my wooden floor. 
'Tis Betty Ballon and Anne Chase tramping on my wooden floor, 
Betty and Anne and nothing more. 

1. And there they stood — tall policemen 

In uniform so grand, 
And showed how they ( irect our nation 
With a lordly wave of hand. 

In giving commands they were adept 

Back in onr training school days, 
And now that they have grown to womanhood 

They cannot change their ways. 

2. I may as well 

Proceed to tell 
About the Artist Vary 

Who grew quite rich 

At work the which 
Was painting signs to carry. 

She owns a shop 

On our Hill Top 
Kissed gently by the breezes 

Where she reigns supreme 

With pomj) and sheen 
And does just as she pleases. 

3. Naomi Burnett is a singer now — 

The greatest on the stage, 
For she has revised an age old song 
Which soon became the rage. 

Perhaps you'd like to have me quote 

A line or two for you 
For then I know you'd recognize 

This song of love so true. 
"Boy of my dreams — I love you 

Honest I do!" 
And now I hope you'll rest assured 

In saying she was right 
That this — the sweetest song on earth 

Has set her in the light. 


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I. Because they loved their school so well and never missed a day 
"Tweet" Judge and "Dot" Donovan find it hard to keep away. 
They went far off to Europe and learned much history, 
And then came back here again — teachers now are they. 
The pupils all do love them, because they ne'er do strive 
To copy Mr. Eldridge's assignments — which were not one — but fixe. 

5. Said Mary Gwozdz to Mary McGrath 

With a smile so broad and jolly, 
"I think the best thing w r e can do 

Is to buy and run the trolley." 
And so they bought a street-car 

And equipped it with arm chairs 
Now one is the motorman 

The other collects the fares. 

6. Ellen Fitzgerald, the ambassador, from U. S. A. to France, 

To speak before French noblem n was offered once the chance. 

Now, at Normal, when Ellen was young, at Grammar she was a shark. 

And so when she began to speak they eagerly did hark. 

And great was their surprise to hear, when she began to stammer, 

English words and comic idioms that were never heard in grammar. 

But she so amused the Frenchmen, by the words at her command 

That for after dinner speeches, Ellen is greatly in demand. 

7. By the side of a running stream, two charming women sat 

At one side of them was a dog, and asleep at their feet was a cat. 
The dog gave a flying leap, the cat it awoke with a start. 
These pugilistic attempts brought joy to the fair ladies' hearts. 
These women — Fllen LaFave and Grace Harwood — 

spent all the days of their life 
Trying to solve the eternal problem of this animalistic life. 

8. Blodgett and Rosse opened on broadway — 

From across the deep blue sea, 
Tall and broad and black of beard 

And hoarse of voice as man may be. 

The people praised them — called them noble, 

Greater men on stage ne'er stept, 
But their classmates did not know them 

And they smiled not — nor they wept. 

But someone in the audience 

Set a Hershey Bar in sight; 
They saw them eat — " 'tis they! 'Tis they!" 

They knew — their appetite. 


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J). 'Twas many and many a year ago 
In Normal — just for fun, 
That Viola Mitchel played with toys 
And so her work did shun. 

She was so full of speed and pep 

Back in her training school days 

That in the place where "Vi" now works 
Each day she gets a raise. 

It sounds too good, but it is true 

That "Vi" has made some dough 

Kneading bread in a bakery shop, 
As well you all might know. 

10. The Axis has its ups and downs 
These facts I must confess. 
But as regards J. Elphinstone's case 
The "ups" were for the best. 

She had such excellent training 
In transacting its affairs 

That now she is a business woman 
On Wall Street — selling shares. 

11. In history one holds a place 

Unique, unparalleled, sublime; 
The first in every Derby Race 

It's Loyola North, every time. 

A jockey bold is Loyola now 
Trim, stylish and unbeat. 

For now as then in our dear old School 
"Speed up" is Loyola's golden rule! 

12. Far off in the waste of desert sand, 

Merle Woodward rules with heavy hand. 
She sits on a throne of soft, green moss 

And glows with pride 'cause she's the boss. 

The incorrect English spoken far and wide, 

Just about humbles her royal pride, 
But sad to relate, she knows not what to do next 

For she has completely forgotten her normal school text. 


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IS. "Pete" Prindle is a nice young lady; 
School teacher is her trade. 
She fell in love with a millionaire 
But he did not know this maid. 

Now this is sad, she had no nerve 

To sue for his attention. 
And SO an actress she besoughl 

To tell him her confession. 

An actress girl, so people say 

Is often very lucky 
But "Al" Pendergast whom '"Pete" called in 

Was also very plucky. 

As if by chance Fate intervened 

The athletic one he parried 
And so, when all is said and done 

'Twas the actress one he married. 

14. Nettie McNaughton, a teaching device in mind 

Tried hard to be a poet — 
And give Science lessons all in rhyme 

The muse she felt — but couldn't show it. 

For days and days she sought in vain 
For a word to rhyme with deer fur 

And the only words which she could think 
Were stir? — no, "Ster!" 

15. A radio announcer, so people say 

Must have a powerful voice. 
And so from a number of candidates 
"Chis" McClaren was first choice. 

At night, if you care to listen 

To her tones as they come on the air, 
You'll stand still with amazement and wonder 

At the power and the strength used there. 

16. This is the sorrowful story 

Of lovely Marie Wheelock 
Who went far east to gather 
All kinds of precious stock. 

She met an aged old witch 

With face and features bold 
Who asked her if she'd sell her furs 

And help her ( ig for gold. 


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Now Marie never recognized 

This witch — Kay Kel — 
And to the old witch's Batterings 

Her head began to swell. 

It is a shame to tell about 

The iil-luck that befell them; 
But Marie still is gathering stock 

And "Kay" is trying to sell them. 

17. 'Twas on the coast that Lois Cromack 

One day was found by me 
Sitting alone on a piece of stone 

And a-singing this song was she. 

"O, I'm a cook, and a captain bold, 

And the mate of the Nancy Brig 
And a bo'sum tight, and a mid-ship mate 

And the crew of the captain's gig." 

"Say, Lois Cromack," I s id to her, 

"How all these can you be: 1 " 
"Oh my boy friend is a sailor, and teaches this rule 

At the Naval Academy." 

18. In a red-brick school on a hillside green, 
There's the best girls' coach that ever was seen. 

In the twenty-five years that she's coached this school, 

She has strictly adhered to the old Normal rule. — ■ 

Each girl who aspires to play in a game 

Must be able to tell the referee — or she wins no fame. 

All over the country — East, West and South 

You'll hear this great name — Aleta -E. North. 

19. Edith Pierce, of whom I sing, 

Has lately been offered a place in the ring. 
Having wrestled for years on a farm with her tools, 
She's developed great muscles, and learned all the rules 
Used by boxers in fighting and clinching and shoves. 
So Edith has gone to try on the gloves! 

20. Esther and Daisy, I see once more 
Stately and tall as in days of yore. 
Instead of jazzing as in former years, 
They now minuet with handsome courtiers. 
For both, you see, have married counts 
And live in splendor on the top of mounts. 

And the higher they climb, the loftier their pose; 
As way up in the air each regally goes. 


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21 . Merry and gay, the tale is told 

Of Eleanor Fitzgerald, brave and bold. 

Who wandered about from place to place 

Trying to enter a handicap race. 

At last in Pawtucket, a town by the sea, 

She was entered in one, and her number was three. 

Now sad to relate she was given a dress, 

Which made her quite bashful, I must confess. 

She donned it not, 'cause she didn't know exactly — 

For the only males she'd known, were the nice, gentle faculty. 

And so bring barred from the obstacle race 

She's gone in the world — to win a man's place. 

22. There are two staid and reverend ladies 
Connie and Helen their names, 
And really they're so good and kind 

They fill one with the deepest shame. 

They walk around with folded hands 

And utter a pious prayer 
Little caps set on their heads 

And cover up their hair. 

23. I sing of Molly Stratton, a school ma'am severe 
Who taught in a back country school. 
She scolded the children and filled them with fear 
When she brandished her hickory rule. 

One day as she scolded, the sheriff rode by 

And decided to stay for a while. 
So she primped herself up, and winked her blue eye 

And coyly consented to smile. 

'Twas not very long 'ere wedding bells rang 
In the little church next to the school; 

And now as a wife she is even more strict, 
And the sheriff abides by her ride. 

24. Mary Clare Ryan, so meek and so shy 

Was not slow in catching a Woolworth man's eye 

So now they're married 

And happily wed 
With a house full of children 
All sleek and well fed. 


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25. Two girls who have won diplomas from Normal 

Have amassed large fortunes and wear diamonds and pearls 

By posing for ads. 
Now one is Margaret Driscoll, our rosy cheeked maid 
The other's Peg Payne, whose color won't fade 

— Both charming to lads. 

m. Alice Flynn and Mary Mannix — a maxium had. 
When they hid the old school farewell, 
"If anything is worth doing at all 
It is surely worth doing well." 

So when they met a charming man 

Who went by the name of Dunn 
Both married him and felt assured 

That he was now well Done. 

27. There showed up in Lenoxdale 

In the spring of forty one 
An athlete who was bronzed and tan 
From working in the sun. 

Her name was Kay McTigue 

And she was a sight to see 
Resplendent with her medals, 

In numbers — sixty three. 

Hut great as our Kay seemed to be 

She simply could not choose 
Between the two she loved the best 

And so she both did lose. 

28. "General Electric," Helen Liebenow cried 

"General Electric, whither do you stray? 
Tell me, people, have you spied 
The G. E. on your way?" 

For she knew that life without G. E. 

Even though in gay Paree 
Woidd hold not joy and laughter 

But mournful misery. 

c 2!>. Dot Fuller and Gert Clark, so people say. 
Now ride along in a French coupe. 
They have published a book, which editors deem 
Is the gem of the age and highly supreme. 
The title of which "My Old English Class," 
Is enough in itself to secure many laughs. 


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30. In all the towns and cities fair 

Far and wide apart 
There never was a yodeler yet 
As good as Elizabeth Smith. 

This dauntless maid now is a yodeler 

And many peonle thank her 
To keep amusement in the institute 

Of a worthy Pittsfield banker. 

31. Lillian Aeherman, most charming and gay 
Is the best historian of the present day. 
She has traveled afar — to Italy and Greece 
And collects new facts about war and peace. 
After publishing books and increasing her fame 

She was stricken by cupid and this changed her name. 
And what is it now? You ask with attention 
Well! that is something I'm not going to mention. 

3 l 2. A very famous artist, "Carm" Cicchetti's grown to be 

She has painted many pictures, both of land and of the sea. 

Many rival suitors came a courting Carmen's hand. 

Counts, and princes and kings, and men of high command. 

But away they all rejected went to homes across the sea. 

For the contented wife of a DUKE was what Carmen longed to be. 

33. Who can this be? 

With her smooth, dimpled chin 

And her blue sparkling eyes 
She can bring out the laughs 

From the solemn and wise. 

She's a lady in the circus 

A clown full of glee 
She's the pet of the people 

It's our own "Dot" McGee! 

34. Of all the good farmers, in lands far and wide 
Who work with the thrasher and gleaner, 
There never was one who could yet measure up 
To the standards of our Georgia Lee. 

She owns many cows, both Ilolstein and Jersey 
Which she brushes each night with great care. 
And if sometime you visit her up-to-date dairy 
Not one speck of dust will you ever find there. 


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35. An excellent salesman, who's worthy the name 
Is the world famous — Sue Pratt. 
She talks very loud of the fast Flying Cloud 
And in fame is quickly advancing. 

She took many lessons in years which have passed 
On the subject — "How to Sell Cars." 

And her value is raised — as her name is praised 
From here to the good planet Mars. 

36. From East and South the people come, 
Accompanied by the fife and drum, 

To list to Silver Newell; 
Who lectures every day and night 
About the stars so large and bright 
Which she has studied with delight 

From an observation bell. 
She especially likes to state 
Of the dipper and the Golden Gate 
Which lights the earth and is never late 

In its powerful cell. 

37. Without a doubt, you all have heard 
Of the latest vaudeville act 
With Evelyn Holloway, Normal's pride, 
Jumping center with greatest tact. 

She misses once out of every thousand, 
At least that's what they say, 

And sometimes she portrays the "Sissy Boy 
To pass the time away. 

38. "Practice makes perfect," "Jo e " Wanat states 
Who has been really flirting to get a mate. 
She rushes about from town to town 
And walks around without any frown. 

39. I don't believe it — neither do you 

Tt at a Principal's niece is never in view. 

There was one in our class when we parted from school 

Who had large brown eyes and followed the rule. 

She's now in the follies, a dancer of fame. 

Ruby Totman, I say, is this chorus girl's name. 


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40. Listen, my children, and you shall hear 

Of Adeline Sermini — who year after year — 
Taught math to some boys, in a small private school, 
Who always refused to abide by the rule. 
Finally she found one — who could end all her woe 
Her friend J. Mullen, the perfect beau! 

41. Rose Hynes, honored mayoress, of a small Vermont town 

Has ordered all the speeding signs o'er there to be cut down. 

Site is an ardent champion of the rights of modern youth 

And believes that if there are no signs, in court they'll tell the truth. 

42. I asked a sweet robin, one morning in May 

What 'twas he was singing about. 
For many times as I'd passed on my way 

I had often tried to find out. 
"Why, I'm sure," he replied, "you've tried not at all; 
Don't you know I'm singing of Muriel Hall?" 

"Why, indeed, Muriel Hall is a world famous cook, 

And has baked for many a lord — 
Such dishes of dainties and other nice things. 

That her praises are hard to record." 

43. I sing the praise of a good looking girl 

Who, on leaving school, to Hollywood did whirl. 
Because of her fondness for a much honored star 
On her chosen career she has gone very far. 
She has climbed to the top of the ladder, Success, 
It's our own Thelma Card, I think I'll confess. 

44. Irene DeMarco and Lillian Suda 

Have gone on a tour 'round the world. 

They are ardent supporters of woman's suffrage 

And in foreign places propaganda they've whirled. 

They travel about in their own style of plane 

For they really don't want to be lost 

They know if they were, we'd search for them ever 

No matter what might be the cost. 


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45. "Flick" Hickey (may her tribe increase!) 

Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace 
And saw within the moonlight of her room 
Making it shine through the darkness and gloom 
Miss Weston writing in a hook of gold : 
Gym. classes had made our "Flick" bold 
And to the presence in the room she said, 
"What writest thou?" The vision raised its head 
And with a voice made of hair-raising appall 
Answered, "the names of those noted in basketball." 
"And is mine one?" said "Flick". "Nay, not so," 
Replied Miss Weston. "Flick" spoke more low 
But cherily still, and said with air of mystery, 
"Write me as one who always knows her history." 
The visitor wrote and vanished. The next night 
She came again with a great wakening light, 
And showed the names who in her class were best, 
And lo! Our Flick's name led all the rest! 

46. And last but not least comes "Eve" Whitmore 
Who never liked to smile. 
Nor laugh, nor dance, nor talk, nor eat 
For any length of while. 

In accordance with her standards 

She has now become a Nun 
And for pity and goodliness 

She is second best to Nonel 

And now that I have prophesied 

The future of this class 
I'll turn my footsteps o'er this way 

And to my seat I'll pass. 

By Marion J. Larkin, '3 ' 
Dorothy McGee, '30 


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Class Will 

\\7 E, IN the name of the class of 1930, of North Adams Normal School, located in this, 
the city of North Adams, the County of Berkshire, and the state of Massachusetts, 
we, the class of 1930, being in poor health and unsound minds, and in possession of hardly 
any, or at least very few of our faculties, but realizing the fast approach of impending fare- 
well, are willing to dispose of our entire worldly estate, do make and publish this, our last 
will and testament; and do hereby submit said last will and testament to your mercy and 
kind approval. We do bequeath as follows: 

To Mr. Smith: 

A permanent and durable pass to simplify his many trips to Boston. 
To Miss Pearson: 

An adequate number of lavendar spectacles for the incoming Freshman class, which 
will enable them to see the purple shades in the mountains. 
To Miss Perry : 

A little book entitled, "How To Manage Husbands As Successfully As Operettas." 
To Miss Baright : 

A class so intelligent that it will volunteer eagerly. 
To Miss Ferguson: 

An extension cord for the telephone in the office. 
To Mr. Eldridge: 

A class which will be able to make sandtable projects in three dimensions without 
raiding the Five and Ten Cent Store. 
To Mr. Venable: 

A Senior Class which will fully appreciate the problem method. 
To Mr. Holmes: 

A training section which can be absolutely convinced that C is a good average mark. 

To Mr. Cummings: 

A class whose members will manipulate jig-saws gracefully. 

To Miss 'Weston: 

A notebook in which to set down her impressions of Europe. 

An automatic calculator for diet sheets. 
To Miss Owens: 

A class which will know without being told when to take a joke complacently. 

To Miss Donelson: 

An electrical flashing sign "Silence" for use in the library. 

To Miss Jenkins: 

A class which will appreciate the blessing which comes from teaching in a rural school. 

To Mrs. Van Etten: 

A new grey roadster in which she may travel about to visit us when we are in our own 

To Miss Allyn : 

An electrical mimeograph which will operate without any attention. 


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To X. A. X. S.: 

We bequeath a radio absolutely guaranteed to bring in all conventions and cooferenc< - 

in spite of local interference. 
To the Training Teachers: 

Such brilliant students that the regular teachers may enjoy a leave of absence during 
teaching assignments. 
To the Assembly Chairman: 

Committees which will prepare their programs at least a half a day before the fatal 
To the Dorm: 

A group of occupants who will be happy even if they are not elevated. 
To the Junior Class: 

Such perfect class harmony that at the end of the Senior year there will be no argu- 
ment over tux and white flannels. 
To the Freshmen: 

The hope that with the beginning of the three year course a new set of campus privi- 
leges will be introduced also. 

To Elizabeth Young: 

A vast amount of patience and tact to be used in Senior Class meetings. 
To the Junior Class Treasurer: 

Hee Vary leaves the pleasant occupation of tracking elusive class dues. 
To Priscilla Soule: 

Marion Larkin's dramatic ability and Merle's graciousness. 
To Helen Pelissier: 

An automatic switch which will control the lights in the dorm at 10:15. 
To Grace Myers: 

Carmen's office of class soloist. 
To Fran Klein: 

A specimen box equipped with lock and key in which she may keep any souvenirs 
of future Greylock trips. 
To Mary Newman : 

Xettie McNaughton leaves a box of writing paper so Mary may carry on her class cor- 
respondence without ruining the state. 

Beit herewith stated that for the execution of particulars we do appoint the V and X. 
We. the undersigned, do hereby file this the last will and testament by this class, being 
graduated on June thirteenth, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty. 

^linia Chase 
Beatrice Vary 
As witnesses, we add our testimony to the security and soundness of the above document. 

Double check 




Class Bay 

Thursday, June 12, 1930 


The Call 

'Awake, Awake, The Spring Is Here" 
Address of Welcome 
Address to Juniors 
Class Song 
Ivy Song 
Planting of the Ivy 

Ivy Poem 

Pageant on the Green 
Cast of Characters 


Promenade — 8 P.M. 


Class of 1930 

Nettie McNaughton 

Edith Rosse 

Dorothy Stockwell 

Class of 1930 

Class of 1930 

'30 — N. McNaughton 

For '31 — E. Young 

Merle Woodward 

Class of 1930 
Class of 1931 

Normal Hall 


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Ahbre&a of HBtelcnmr 

Parents, Teachers, Classmates, and Friends: 

In behalf of the class of l!).'5(), I wish to extend to all of you a most cordial welcome and 
express a hope that you will enjoy with us our class day exercises. Today is the day on 
which we have our last class meeting as a whole, and on which we entertain our parents and 

Today we have at last arrived at our first mile-stone in our long journey, and although 
we have met with some very difficult obstacles, which all must ever meet in every path to 
success, we have conquered them triumphantly and trudged along this path to our des- 
tination — "success" together, thankful for our efforts in striving to fulfill our resolutions. 

Could all our efforts carry us far if we had no inspiration to guide us? Whenever things 
seemed dull and we experienced discouragements or disappointments there lias always been 
the thought that our friends wanted to share with us our pleasures and our tasks, and this 
inspired us onward to our goals. Without this inspiration and encouragement, it would 
have been hard to face the discouragements and disappointments. 

During these two busy, happy years we have learned to recognize the great service 
which we must render to others. Each one of us is well equipped for such a service and will 
go forth willingly, ready to help all those with whom we may come in contact, and eager 
to perform our duty. Service has played a great part in our career at N. A. N. S. for 
we have striven to achieve the traits which are found in the idea', service; by helping others, 
by showing kindness, and by performing our duty to our class, our school and to ourselves. 

When we continue along this golden path alone may we always bear in mind and be 
guided by the ideals of our Alma Mater; may we eagerly render service by cheering and help- 
ing those with whom we have been entrusted. 

To Mr, Smith and Members of the Faculty, with whom we have been working, we 
are indeed, very grateful for your unceasing efforts in assisting us by showing your interest 
in our work. Your wise guidance during these two years is responsible for our confidence 
in our future service and success. We appreciate the sacrifice which you have made in 
order to send us out into the world better equipped to do our part in our noble service 
willingly. We shall always feel thankful for our association with yon and know that our 
work will be the greater for it. 

To the Parents and Friends, who have shared with us our troubles, we are happy 
today to share with you our feelings of joy at our progress towards success. Mothers and 
Fathers, we only hope as we climb ever upward that you will be repaid for all you have done 
in helping us fulfill our resolution. 

Classmates: Although we have at last reached this first mile-stone, we alone, could 
not have climbed so high without the help of others. We are especially indebted to two 
groups of people, first our parents. To you, dear ones, the time is yet to come when we can 
fully express our appreciation for the great sacrifices which you have made so that we could 
become leaders in rendering service to others. Mere words cannot express fully our 
very deep appreciation and gratitude to you. In the two y 7 ears which we have spent here, 
we have formed friendships which will go on forever. We have learned to value them and 
they will mean a great deal in years to come. We have worked together, played together, 
and we have given our best efforts to tasks which had to be accomplished, and we have 
learned to know the duties with which a teacher is entrusted — the value of service to man- 


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May you, classmates, never forget the time which we have spent in these dear halls. 
May you always consider the time spent here as the happiest period of your life, never 
forgetting the ideals or standard which you set up here and may you always keep before 
you our class motto: "Esse Quam Videre" — To be rather than to seem. 

Nettie S. McNaughton 

Iinj Poem 

" r pHE ivy for fidelity shall be, 

It's green for immortality," say we. 
Affection's shown by tiny tendrils strong 

That grasp these walls the four glad seasons long. 

In autumn comes kind Nature's test 

For then does Winter make the ivy vexed, 
It flames in anger lest its pride be won; 

It flaunts all colors till their store is done. 

Then Nature gives it compensation great, 

She sends small buds and bids them soon awake. 

Another year begun; this spring the vine 
Is farther from the ground in upward climb. 

And looking up, sees farther still to go, 

For it must ever heavenward, that we know. 
Too, we see it gain more strength each year: 

"Rather to be than seem," we almost hear. 

Merle E. Woodn-ard, '30 


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h. a. a. a. 

\X7HEX we are gone from thy sheltering fold, 

Should we be tired and losing hold. 
Then do our hearts and our spirits, too. 
Turn to thy halls we so fondly knew. 

We think of thy terraces, green and long. 
Thy sun-kissed portals, filled with song; 
Though a queer little catch comes into our throats. 
We'll smile at the world and hum a few notes. 

(And) The song that we sing, and the message we bring 
Is upward; strive upward, and on to the goal. 
"It's better to be, than it is to seem," 
And better to do, than it is to dream. 

Mart/ Clare Ryan 

(graduation Bay 

Program at 2 

Alma Mater 

Scripture and Prayer 

Rev. David W. Reid 

Seraphic Song Rubinstein 

Class of 1931 with Violin 


C. Edward Newell 

The Three Singers Tours 

X A. X. S. 

Gift of the Class of 1930 

Presentation of Diplomas 

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1930 :::::: THE NORMALOGUE 

St?* Class pia« 

"A §rrap of Paper" 

HPHE eventful day had arrived! May 16, 1030 it was when the seniors presented tluir 
annual class play in Normal Hall. Before and between the acts a musical program was 
given by Miss Grace Chapman, violinist, and Miss Mary Louise Ashton, pianist. 

The play — "A Scrap of Paper" is the story of a young couple, Louise \lerival and Lewis 
Latham who are desperately in love with each other. Secretly they have been carrying on 
correspondence and using a statuette on the shelf in the country house of the maiden's 
home for their "post office." Their bliss is brought suddenly to an end when the maiden's 
parents discover the young couple's infatuation for each other and hurry Louise oil' and 
marry her to the French B ron De La Glassier. She leaves a note explaining her absence 
in the secret "Post." 

Time elapses and after three years, Lewis returns once more to the Merival home, 
disillusioned and hardened by his desertion. He comes to petition for the hand of Dorothy, 
Louise's sister. The latter, of course, is strenuously opposed to the match. IV] any hot 
word« are spoken between them, and in the course of their quarrel, Louise discovers that her 
letter had never been received. 

Many comical complications arise in the pursuit of the letter. Vera Addington, 
Louise's charming friend throws her lot in with Louise and tries to secure the letter for her. 
She uses her "antennae" dexterity against Lewis, but finds that she is "too clever by half," 
and the letter or "scrap of paper," which she found is again lost. Each one in the play is 
accused of having the letter, and many comical events occur. The letter is finally recovered 
and the comedy is brought to an end when the "scrap of paper," the fatal missive is burned 
to the satisfaction of all concerned. 

The play called for a great deal of earnest work, and the results were very satisfactory. 
It is not an ordinary production but one that is classed with Goldsmith's "She Stoops to 
Conquer", Sheridan's "The Rivals" and Shakespeare's Comedies. The scenery was es- 
pecially beautiful and many complimentary comments were heard from the audience. 
Naomi Burnett acting as Vera Addington was certainly a charming girl, and suited her part 
perfectly. A great deal of credit and praise goes to Marion Larkin as Lewis Latham. We 
certainly like Marion as a debonair gentleman. A most fitting Baron De La Glassier 
was Grace Blodgett, and Louise Merival, played by Alice Pendergast, was very cleverly 
acted. There is no doubt that bugs are fascinating in more than one way, and Edith 
Rosse impressed the audience with this fact. As for Jessie Elphinstone in the role of 
Peter Stringham's censorious sister we couldn't wish for a better aristocrat. Our hat goes 
off to Evelyn Holloway as Larry. "Faint heart never won fair lady" is a familiar expres- 
sion, but in this case it did. We commend Joe Wan t as Dorothy Merival, and sister to 
Louise. Ruby Totman made a stern caretaker, Evelyn Whitmore a flirtatious maid, 
and Florence Hickey and Esther Sevelius satisfactory servants. 

The seniors owe Miss Baright a debt of gratitude, for it was through her untiring efforts 
in coaching that the play was so successful. The cast felt doubly repaid for the persevering 
efforts they had put into the play when it was received with so much enthusiasm. 





llmttor Class 

Evelyn E. Best 

Elsie L. Boyd 

Marjorie G. Bray 

Claire Cavanaugh 

Esther M. Coffey 

Josephine A. Crowley 

Rosemary Curt in 

Mary C. Dai ley 

Helen F. Daly 

Alice M. Dansereau 

Mildred Edith Delmolino 

Edith M. Derosia 

Marion E. Garrahan 

Helen I. Greene 

Viola M. droves 

Florence M. Haigh 

Margaret Hicks 

Florence Holden 

Margaret C. Holian 

Paige C. Home 

Marjorie Hume 

Lorinda L. Jones 

Ruth E. Jones 

Nellie Karrey 

Alice E. Kivior 

Frances Klein 

Esther Knodel 

Barbara Langworthy ( Special ) 

Jaynette Loomis 

Claire M. Lucey 

Florence MacDonald 

Esther P. Mat Pherson 

Audrey B. Marshall 

Elizabeth Marshall 

Frances E. MeGowan 

Anna Michalak 

Marian Grace Mochrie 

Jennie D. Moon 

Joan Munger 

5 Cherry St. 
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Box .51 
SO Orchard St. 

27 Hall St. 

157 Columbia St. 

10 Mill St. 

6 Fairground Ave. 
North East St. 

3 Park St. 
5 Orchard St. 
<■> Franklin St. 
c/o Otis Stage 

64 Charles St. 
Brier Stage 
Goodrich St. 

65 Maple St. 
413 Church St. 
251 River St. 
440 Moraine St. 
1">8 Pleasant St. 
Main St. 

1058 Massachusetts Ave. 
1058 Massachusetts Ave. 
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Box 50 R. F. D. 
61 Hull Ave. 
20 Hall St. 
114 Central St. 


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Grace Myers 
Mary E. Neumann 
Mary A. O'Connor 
Marion Oldham 
Helen L. Pelissier 
Olive K. Pierce 
Carolyn S. Potter 
Thelma Ranoldo 
Mary Ruane 
Evelyn I. Russell 
Lena M. Salvatore 
Ruth Alice Scott 
Hilda Shirt 
Elizabeth Janet Smith 
Margaret Smith 
Priscilla L. Soule 
Zoe D. Dunakin Stetson 
Dorothy E. Stockwell 
Dorothy M. Tyler 
Marjorie H. White 
Helen E. Whitney 
Margaret E. Young 

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58 Cherry St. 

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124 Howland Ave. 

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1930 :::::: THE NORMALOGUE 

®tfe Student Council 

Faculty Advisor Miss Mary L. Baright 


President Merle Woodward 

Secretary Ruby Totman 

Representative, Senior I Anne Chase 

Representative, Senior II Evelyn Holloway 

Representative, Junior I Marjorie Bray 

Representative, Junior II Margaret Smith 

House President Helen Liebenow 

President, Senior Class Nettie McNaughton 

President, Junior Class Elizabeth Young 

Editor-in-Chief, Axis Jessie Elphinstone 

President, W. A. A. Marion Larkin 

/^\UR Student Council this year, with the cooperation of the school, made possible our 

attendance at the Pittsfield Convention, tried to make library conditions better, and 
sent two representatives to the Eastern States Conference of Teachers Colleges and Nor- 
mal Schools, held in New York. 

Besides these events, much commendable work was done this year by the girls in 
charge of assembly programs. Their efforts made possible our enjoyment of special 
speakers and features. Many interesting programs were given by the students, also. 

Our publicity committee deserves credit for making N. A. N. S. known to others. 

Then, too, we had a fine committee which oversaw all social gatherings. 

The lunchroom, due to good management, was always in neat order. 

But the most exacting work was done by the finance committee with its able chair- 
man. The school is grateful for the careful handling of the money. 

The regulating of school actitivies by the pupils is a fine institution. We wish all suc- 
cess to next year's Student Council which will carry on the work we have tried to advance. 


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1930 : : : : : : THE NORMALOGUE 

arii^ Axis 

"^TEWSPAPERS are very important and beneficial to schools. They are the medium 

of expression whereby the students develop their originality, power of written expres- 
sion and let oilier schools know what is being done by their own. So we are naturally 
proud in having a school paper, called the Axis, which is published four times a year. The 
Staff for the year L929 to 1930 as follows: 

Editor: Jessie Elphinstone, '.">() 
Assistant Editor: Mary Dailey, '31 

I? i six ess Managers 
Florence Hickey, '30 Thelma Card, '30 

Mary Neuman, '31 Margaret Hicks, '31 

Literary Department 

Edith Rosse, '30 Josephine Wanat, '30 

Marion Garrahan, '31 Grace Myers, '31 

High Lights of History 
Anna Ballou, '30 Esther Sevelius, '30 

Priscilla Soule, '31 

Alumnae Department 
Viola Mitchell, '30 Dorothy Stockwell, '31 

Normal Wit 
Dorothy McGee, '30 Janet Smith, '31 

Art Corner 
Grace Blodgett, '30 Beatrice Vary, '30 

Exchange Department 

Claire Cavanaugh, '31 

Circulating Manager 

Christine McLaren, '30 

Faculty Advisors 
Mr. Smith Miss Baright 


THE NORMALOGUE :::::: 1930 

Sty* (HI** Club 

Carmen Cicchetti President 

Anne Chase Secretary 

Lois Cromack Treasurer 

Grace Myers Librarian 

HPHE year of 1929-30 started "with a bang" as far as the Glee Club was concerned. 

Our first public performance came in February in the form of an Operetta — "The 

Bells of Beaujolais." The rehearsals for this constituted almost entirely our year's work. 

Needless to say our effort was a huge success due in a large measure to the keen in- 
terest and unswerving purpose of our director, Mrs. Evelyn Perry Boyd, with whom the 
girls cooperated to the best of their ability. 

We were amply rewarded with a charming tea which Mrs. Boyil gave us in apprecia- 
tion of our diligence. The diligence may be questione 1 but the success of the party may 

Another bright spot in our program was the time honored custom of carol-singing. 
Although the weather was far from perfect there was no lack of enthusiasm and inspiration. 

Throughout the year rehearsals have been held with regularity and enjoyment every 
Tuesday afternoon. 

We wish to take this time to express our appreciation and devotion felt by all for 
Mrs. Boyd. We cannot feel regret at her happiness. We can only feel deep sympathy 
for the Juniors who will be deprived of the joys of her leadership. 


1930 :::::: THE NORMALOGUE 

®lf£ Uramatit Club 

President Cornelia Prindle 

Vice-President Naomi Burnett 

Secretary Thelma Card 

Treasurer Irene DeMarco 

Chairman of Program Committee Edith Rosse 

HP HE Dramatic Club of North Adams Normal is under the direction of Miss Mary 

Louise Baright. It is composed of the members of the school who have a special 
talent and are especially interested in dramatic work. Two meetings are held a month in 
which programs are conducted by the members. An acquaintance with well-known 
playwrights and their works is an important aim of the club. Plays are conducted by the 
members to broaden their knowledge of good plays and to better their dramatic ability. 

The past year has been quite eventful. The play "Joint Owners in Spain" which was 
presented in assembly gave the school an opportunity to enjoy the humorous treatment 
of the trials and tribulations which one woidd encounter in an Old Ladies' Home. 

As a final activity the "Dream of Fair Women" by Tennyson was studied. Every 
member in the club was given a chance to "try out" for one of the character parts. The 
fair women represented included Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Jephetra's Daugh- 
ter and other illustrious characters. After the presentation of the play to the club for 
criticism, it was given before the entire school. 

The members who are leaving this year extend their thanks to Miss Baright and wish 
the future Dramatic Clubs much success in their helpful and interesting work. 


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®l|£ Rafting Club 

President Florence Hickey 

Vice-President Lillian Ackerman 

Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Driscoll 

Librarian Grace Mochrie 

' I 'HIS year the Reading Club started, in the library, a two cents a day book shelf con- 
sisting of modern fiction which is not provided by the state. 
At a social meeting at Miss Jenkins' home, Mrs. Rood, organizer of libraries, gave us a 

very interesting talk on up-to-date books. Many other meetings were held at which 

various modern poets and authors were discussed. Thus we feel that the work of this 

club has been very successful as well as enjoyable. 

Wmtxzn'B Athletic JVasoriattott 

President Marion Larkin 

Vice-President Janet Smith 

Secretary Kathryn Kelly 

Treasurer Edith Pierce 

Head of Sports Aleta E. North 

HP HE W. A. A., under the direction of Miss Weston, our physical director, has en- 
deavored to maintain a high standard of physical fitness for all N. A. N. S. students. 

The number of awards prove our persistence in keeping Health Rules and partaking 
in athletic events. 

Basketball seems to be our favorite sport and not a slow one at that! Both Junior 
and Senior Classes had a team of no little ability. The girls have also shown interest in 
baseball, archery, tennis, soccer and volley ball. 

The May day Fete given on the lawn before Taconic Hall was a fitting climax for our 
successful school year. 

This event included marching, dancing, stunts and apparatus work. At the close the 
Juniors and Seniors had the annual May Pole Dance. 




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\X7HEN the present Senior class were Juniors they had two class teams in Basketball, 
so popular was the sport. However, owing to the lateness of the season only one team 
was formec 1 this year. Luck seems to be with the class of 1930 in Basketball; for two years 
they have been victorious over their sister classes! Naturally, they are proud of their 

Marion Larkin, Captain 
Nettie McNaughton 
Aleta North 
Grace Blodgett 

Helen Leibenow 
Cornelia Prindle 
Evelyn Halloway 


u4nd they iook. 
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c/mcr -they sure 
■tast eel Good 

1930 :::::: THE N O R M A L O G U E 

lllliat mould giauprtt if: 

1 . Daisy Rice was satisfied with her teaching assignment ? 

2. Helen Leibenow should drink coffee? 

3. Georgia Lee wasn't a ready reference on cows ? 

4. Edith Pierce didn't talk about her "Carr"? 

5. Mary Mannix suddenly decided to hurry? 

6. Grace Blodgett stopped teasing? 

7. Adeline Scrmini decided to stay in the "dorm" over the week-end? If "Bee" 

Vary did? 

8. "Pete" North lost her temper? 

9. "Ev" Whitmore lost her laugh? 

10. "Pete" Prindle lost her giggle? 

11. Silver Newell didn't have her lessons prepared? 

12. Marie Wheelock wasn't studying? 

13. "Gert" Clark lost her interest in sailors? 

14. "Dot" Fuller didn't get a letter from "Elizabeth, N. J." every day? 

15. "Pete" North didn't read the newspaper? 

16. "Jet" Elphinstone didn't have to "chase around" after Axis material? 

17. There wasn't lots of talk about "Tux" and "Flannels". 

18. Alice Pendergast's voice couldn't be heard? 

19. "Vi" Mitchell stopped "raving" about her latest movie hero? 

20. Edith Pierce's room wasn't covered with drawings (from whom?)? 

21. "Curly" North and J. Elphinstone had the same ideas on any subject, and "Jet" 
wasn't preaching to the former? 

22. If Merle Woodward lost her curling iron the day before a man dance? 

23. Certain inmates of rooms 21, 8, and 13 didn't count the hours before vacation? 


H. Daly (to K. Kelly): "The map of Ireland is all over your face." 

K. Kelly: "It's all over yours, too." 

F. Hickey : "Ireland must be a big place." 

J. Elphinstone: "It's a gift the Scotch have to save money." 
Mr. Holmes: "It must be or they wouldn't have it." 

Teacher: "What is your name, little boy?" 
Boy: "Sam." 

Teacher: "What is the rest of it?" 
Boy(Uel): "Mule." 

E. Smith: "Did you hear about the accident down at Fish's Bakery, yesterday?' 

B. Vary: "No, what happened?" 

E. Smith: "M. C. Ryan picked up a bun and the current ran down her arm." 


THE NORMALOGUE :::::: 1930 

AiUtirr to U inuin. arnrhrrs 
(An interview with the Faculty) 

Miss Baright — Express yourself (or use parcel post.) 

Mr. Venable — First get your dog, then your flea, then your eage. 

Mr. Eldridge — Buy all maps at Woolworth's. 

Miss Pearson — For your art study use pottery from the "Red Front Gift Shop." 

.Miss Owens — Use "Life", "Judge", and "College Humor" for text books. 

.Miss Sholes — All garbage cans should be hand painted. 

Miss Jenkins — Make your daily visit to wholesale houses for "crates." 

Mr. Cummings — Use all odds and ends of wall paper for woodwork. 

Miss Bishop— "Use the roil and spoil the child." 

Miss Donelson — Don't clutter up your library with hooks. 

Miss Weston — Physical Education should be used to fill in time between classes and 

attended at your leisure. 
Mr. Smith — Be sure to select a first class agency when applying for a position. 
Miss Perry — You can hear the best music at amateur Minstrel Shows. 
Mr. Holmes — Each child should be supplied with an "Underwood." 
Miss Allyn — It is perfectly proper to call at any time for supplies. 

§0ttg 2?tts on tlje Stttirp §cljool 

"Right Kind of Man" Mr. Smith 

"Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" Carmen Cicchetti 

"So Sympathetic" Jessie Elphinstone 

"Smiling Eyes" Cornelia Prindle 

"Should I" ■ ., Miss Owens 

"Kelly's Cow Has Cot Xo Tail" Kay Kelly 

" 'Elm' Street Blues" Marion Larkin 

"Happy To Meet Sorry to Part" Class of 1930 

"Cooking Breakfast For The One I Love" Miss Perry 

"'Madame Butterfly"' Alice Pendergast 

"Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" Mr. Eldridge 

"Happy Feet" Naomi Burnett 

"I've Got The Key To the Kingdom (Of Art) Miss Pearson 

"Tickling The Strings" Merle Woodward 

"Handful of Earth" Mr. Venable 

"Jack and Mae" E. Holloway, J. Wanat 

"Farewell Blues" Class of 1930 


1930 :::::: THE NORMALOGUE 

(0ur Perfect <&trl Would Sfaue: 

Loyola North's hair, 
Lois ( Iromack's eyes, 
Naomi Burnett's dimples, 
Teresa Judge's complexion. 
Carmen Cicchetti's voice, 
Alice Pendergast's arms, 
Anna ( Phase's hands, 
Marion Larkin's legs, 
Nettie McNaughton's build, 
Esther Sevelius' poise. 

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L. M. S. 

Ifoltcue flt or Not 

(With a low bow to Ripley) 

Ruby Totman has not seen the inside of a book for several years. 

Alice Pendergast consumes 13,000 kilo-watt hours of electricity for study purposes. 

The Senior Class Treasury has required the use of sixteen safety boxes, twenty thre? 
check books, and eleven ledgers. 

Susan Pratt has covered 2,389 miles while walking to school in the past two years. 

One Hairpin Factory has had to work twenty seven and one half hours extra per week 
to supply Ellen LaFave's requirements. 

The Paris Designers have decided to change the name of "French Heels" to "Holloway 

"Sonny Boy", one of the greatest modern tragedies has been rewritten to star Cornelia 

' 'Joe' Wanat" has applied to the court to have her name changed to " 'Joe' Peanut." 
Jessie Elphinstone advises J. P. Morgan, weekly, on how to spend his money. 
The new College text-book on "Home Economics" has been written by Betty Ballou. 
The Western Union has offered "Flick" Hickey and "Kay" Kelly half rates for ten or 
more messages per day, after graduation. 

L. M. S. 

I. D. M. 


THE NORMALOGUE :::::: 1930 



Compliments of 

J. J. Newberry Co. 


McCraw & Tatro 

"The Store Where 

Quality Reigns 





Compliments of 

F. W. Woolworth Co. 


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Vx a 1 1 \\J\J pend on the 

City Taxi 

for prompt service and correct charge. 

Trucks and baggage properly 

handled. Phone 100 


Opp. Richmond Hotel H. H. Kronick 

Rice's Drug Store 


Corner of Main and 
Eagle Streets 

Compliments of 

Dr. Henry Joseph Phile 

Hurd's Jewelry Store 

H. M. Sheehan. Prop. 


The home of the "White Rose'' 

Diamond Ring and Wedding 


Compliments of 

The Imperial 


Women's and Misses' 
Wearing Apparel 

49 Main Street North Adams 

Compliments of 



Main Street - North Adams 

S. Anes & Co. 

Best Home-made Candy 
and Ice Cream 


Compliments of 

Litchfield Cleaners 
and Dyers 

14 Ashland Stteet North Adams 

When you think of good food, nicely screed -think of 

Hotel Richmond Dining Room and 
The Richmond Cafeteria 

Speaking of Service 

Analyze that word "Service." 
It includes everything you have a 
right to expect from any store; 
service in merchandise, upholding 
the highest quality standard for 
any item; fair prices and the best 
possible values for our customers; 
personal attention to every order 
and request, so that each individ- 
ual customer is served as if he or 
she were our only customer. 

It's a matter of pride with us 
and we should be glad to have 
you tell us what we can do to 
make our service to you more 

Boston Store 

North Adams 


Kwalitee Gift Shop 

Ashland Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

Martin's Book Store 

Bank Street 
North Adams, Mass. 

Compliments of 

Kronick's Shoe Store 

1 9 Eagle Street 
"The Enna Jettick Store" 



The Managers and Associates of the local J. C. Penney Co. Store extend 
congratulations to the graduates of North Adams Normal School. Class of 1930, 
and express their sincere good wishes for your success in all future endeavors. 

Compliments of 

Burlingame & Uarbys Co. 



Compliments of 

Sanford Studio 

The Orchid Beauty Shop 

Lottie M. Harriman 

Specializing in Permanent 

Waving and Body 


31 Bank Street North Adams 
Tel. 2409 

Climax Cash-Carrie Boot Shop 

A. Siciliano, Prop. 


5 Eagle Street, : : : : North Adams, Mass. 


When you think of good food, nicely served — think of 

Hotel Richmond Dining Room and 
The Richmond Cafeteria 

Orders of Chop Suey or Chow Mein 
put up to take out 

Oriental Restauraut 

C. Y. Louie, Manager 

American and Chinese 

Luncheon 1 1 to 2 Special Supper 5 to 8 
Sunday Special Dinner 1 1 to 3 
also served a la carte all hours 

Telephone 1 563 

98 Main Street North Adams. Mass. 

D. A. Tassone 

"Photographs of Distinction"